I must say I am a perfectionist oabout punctuality. As for the work place Chances are there haven’t been grave consequences for you being late. You may get dirty looks from co-workers or the occasionally gruff reminder from the boss, but if your job were really in jeopardy you’d change your behavior quick, wouldn’t you? So here’s the deal: your job really does ride on your ability to be on time. Late-comers are seen as irresponsible, unreliable, and uncaring. This doesn’t bode well if your goal is promotion, lucrative accounts, or fabulous references. You owe it to yourself to make sure you’re on time. Remembering this when you get up each morning may be the motivation you need to time-manage.